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Feb 28, 2013 5:30am PST
. >> you are watching al jazeera live from our headquarters. a special tribunal in bangladesh sentences and islamic party leader to death for war crimes. pushing for the stalemate in syria. extra aid to opposition groups. the private mission to mars. only married couples need apply. >> benedict xvi is fending his last -- spending his last few hours as pope. saying his final farewell to church cardinals right now. pope benedict is the first church leader in six centuries to step down. he says poor health has presented him -- has prevented him from continuing his term. what do we expect to happen? once he stands down, he will assume the new title pope emeritus. the vatican says he will continue to use his papal title rather than reverting to -- he will also have to change what he wears. the simple white people rope will remain. his ring and the papal seal, they will be destroyed and the new ones will be forged when the next pope is appointed. in a sign of changing times, he will also need to give up his twitter handle. let's speak to barbara. no more tweaking for benedict. i just wonder h
Feb 18, 2013 5:30am PST
the compound at the time. in bangladesh, a protester has been shot dead during demonstrations against government files of opposition party leaders. a general strike is also being held today following a decision to change a controversial war crimes law. under the new legislation, a prominent opposition leader convicted of war crimes and sentenced to life in prison could be executed. now more. strike.have heeded the but this is a country divided. others are out defying the strike in support of harsher sentences for those they see as war criminals. >> the last two weeks they are struggling day and night. taking a stance against war criminals. >> parliament has amended a lawsuit the state cannot appeal any war crimes verdict it feels is inadequate and out of touch with public opinion. that opinion is largely in favor of executing the top official. he's been committed the murder, rape, and tortured during the 1971 war of independence. the court handed him a life sentence, but many feel he should be executed. more than a dozen people have been killed in the last week while bangladeshis prot
Feb 5, 2013 7:00am EST
with this law. >> sanjoy, thanks. the war for independence in bangladesh may have been fought more than 40 years ago, but it is still alive dispute. you only have to look at the passion abuse by the special work -- aroused by the special war crimes tribunal. abdul kader mullah of jamaat e islami was found guilty of the killing of hundreds of unarmed civilians. >> the international crimes tribunal has found mr. abdul kader mullah guilty of mass murder and rape. he has been sentenced to life in prison for the crimes he allegedly committed during the country's war of independence in 1971. the courts were packed with lawyers and media as the judges were reading out the verdict. mr. abdul kader mullah shouted slogans as the verdict was read. the main opposition, bangladesh national party, said the ruling party was carrying out a political vendetta. the government says many families in bangladesh want answers for what really happened in 1971. officials estimate more than 3 million people were killed during the war. that is why the government took up this international tribunal in 2010, to try those ba
Feb 19, 2013 7:00pm PST
of a border village between myanmar and bangladesh. clashes between rohinge muslims and the buddhist majority in myanmar has forced people from minority group to flee. the united nations has estimated that some 1,000 rohinge were living in myanmar. the government calls them illegal aliens from bangladesh. but that country also rejects them. >>> home remains a dangerous place for people in afghanistan. the latest united nations survey shows nearly 3,000 civilians died last year because of armed conflict and terror attacks. u.n. data showed 2,754 civilian deaths were reported. that's a decrease of 377 from 2011. it marks the first decline since u.n. officials began the survey six years ago. they attribute the drop to fewer suicide bombings and a decline in aerial attacks. about 80% of victims died in attacks by the taliban and other insurgents, including roadside bombings. attacks by multinational forces or afghan security troops were responsible for 316 deaths, or about 11% of the total. >>> western and arab nations are leading donors to palestinians. however, due to the economic downturn in t
Feb 3, 2013 2:00pm PST
that the man has changed his story again. >> thank you. still to come this half hour, a fire in a bangladesh slump leaves hundreds of people homeless. 612 seats, at 612 candidates, so why is a high turnout expected in cuba's parliamentary election? american football fans gear up for a showdown between the san francisco forty-niners and baltimore ravens in the u.s. super bowl. >> we still have plenty of rather chilly air working its way into parts of the state, all feeding down from canada. - 1 in new york and a fair amount of clouds and snow as well. this system is going to sweep then tuesday and behind that, there may be some breaks in the clouds. new york will get to zero and a for ottawa, we will be at -18. far warmer toward the west. seattle should get to double figures. there will be some clouds and snow and higher ground as well. plenty of what weather across south america, particularly over bolivia. just trying to nudge a bit of for their toward ecuador. the rain will stretch down toward rio and that is where it will stay as we had the day. they will have a very what couple of days. t
Feb 22, 2013 5:30am PST
in bangladesh. at least one death reported. some are calling for the death penalty for war criminals. they told a special correspondent in bangladesh that it would not stop until all 10 accused have the death penalty. the russian imprimis turkoman dmitry medvedev, has gone to -- the russian prime minister, dmitri medvedev, has gone to trade reports are that he may get to meet fidel castro if he is well enough. one year after pussy riot staged a protest, they are released from jail. she is glad that they drew attention to the close ties with the government. the women wore convicted it of pugilism. two members of the band are still serving a jail term. i do not regret the performance. i only regret the fact that we were convicted because it is terribly unjust. this is the fault of the state authority because they instituted the criminal case. all complaints should be addressed by them. >> and out to the u.k. where the scandal over horse meat is still making headlines. many consumers are realizing how little they know about where their food comes from. some are hoping this is an opportuni
Feb 1, 2013 4:30am PST
curve and jeffery sacks wrote the end of poverty in bangladesh a great example, they introduced 35 years ago to do a campaign to get all women and men or boys literate. it was 22% and today it's more than 75 percent if you look at a demographic curve with the population, you can see it's just starting to reach an apex in bangladesh. they're way ahead of india, and pakistan. it's an impact to stabilize the population there. also, um... excuse me. you know having hard cover thing fighting terrorism with education i've learned from islamic scholars. in the koran it's implicitly stated in the holy koran when a young mangos on jiha d and this is a spiritual endeavor to seek knowledge. it could also mean he's going into a group. but he has to get blessings from his mother first and if he doesn't do that it's shameful and disgraceful. after 911 the taliban had a high desertion rate and they were trying to get recruit groups to fight against intervention and coalition and they went in
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Feb 6, 2013 12:00am EST
china but also --. melissa: where is it going. >> bangladesh, vietnam, indonesia. all of wal-mart's house brand are made in bangladesh where 10 years ago they were all made in china. and it is not just low end. lenovo, the chinese laptop manufacturer, is bringing production to north carolina. so you know, clearly what we've got is a situation where chinese manufacturing is becomi unsustainable. melissa: let's talk about the logical extension of this. you're saying prices go up although if they can move it to bangladesh why are prices going up? >> it takes a lot. terry gow moved fox conn from taiwan when wages got to high. he will move it again. it will take him a lot to move it outside. >> if they're not the low cost manufacturing base anymore, are they also the go-to go guy for u.s. debt? how does that relationship change? >> what will happen we'll buy a lot less products from china. clearly our relationship is going to degrade to a little bit because just manufacturers will not find china to be hospital it pitable as it has in the past. wage rates and supply workers which i
Feb 17, 2013 11:00pm PST
by the authority. >> the way the trial is being run will push bangladesh to a civil war state. it will be the darkest days of bangladesh. that will be the case in the next few days. you know what is happening with security forces. they have become the tool for the government. they are shooting openly. a massacre has happened in other cities. the opposition party activists are not allowed to congregate. >> police drive away several young man. locals closed shops and businesses. the opposition brings the city to a standstill. pro-government voices were also demanding thatcca, those sentenced face the death penalty. >> the treatment of war criminals. >> far from fulfilling the role of regions really is, the war crimes tribunal has instead created a polarizing effect that shows no signs of abating. >> eight members of an alleged terrorist cell have been arrested. they received training and financial support in lebanon. this is as thousands held a funeral for a bahraini policeman who died last week. he was shot in antigovernment protests on thursday. it has been two years since the
Feb 26, 2013 7:00pm PST
's government sees them as an islamic minority who come into the country from bangladesh and other neighboring countries without permission. the government does not recognize rohingya muslims as its nationals. uda decided not to write a description of this photo, fearing that the government might ban the book. uda visits a mosque in yangon with his new book. he wants to know what the muslims here think of the rohingya people, who share the same faith. >> do you know any rohingyas here in myanmar? >> maybe limited -- i can't say about that. >> i see. >> okay. yeah. >> still sensitive. >> translator: i'd be glad if my book helps people learn. there are so many different ethnic groups in the country. i hope they will see it's possible for different groups to live together. >> reporter: uda says he plans to continue taking photographs of people in all corners of the country. toshiyuki terazawa, nhk world, yangon. >>> it's been said that a writer needs three things -- experience, observation, and imagination. some authors with all of those traits are making their mark on japanese literature. they a
Feb 5, 2013 6:00am PST
at current levels. >>> an islamic leader in bangladesh has been sentenced to life in prison for atrocities dating 40 years. we have the story from bangkok. >> abdul mullah is the leader of the main islamic party. a war crimes tribunal handed him a life sentence on tuesday, prompting violence on the streets of dakar. abdul was guilty of atrocities committed during the war of independence with pakistan in 1971. jamar e-islami is suspected of massacres in the conflict that left 3 million dead. supporter of the party have reacted with anger and a nationwide strike will be extended through wednesday. shops and schools closed and traffic was at a standstill. home made bombs were set off and some clashed with police. the government established the war crimes tribunal in 2010. jamar e-islami was a key player in the former government. they say the crimes are politically motivated. >>> a pakistani girl shot for advocating women's rights and education has released a video thanking people for their support. she recorded the message before undergoing another operation at a hospital in the united kingdo
Feb 19, 2013 6:00am PST
there were muslims from near the border between myanmar and bangladesh. the boat was found drifting in waters off of sri lanka. survivors appeared weak and thin. others in the group were not so fortunate. a police spokesperson told reuters the captain and 90 others died. their bodies were thrown into the sea. the group reportedly set off with one month supply of food and water but they were adrift for double that time after the ship's engine failed. survivors said they were hoping to reach indonesia or australia. they identify themselves as muslims. the united nations has estimated that some 800,000 refugees were living in myanmar. refugees from myanmar are living in thailand. they cross the border to free persecution by the former military regime. the japanese government last month decided to provide vocational training for refugees. about $100,000 have been earmarked for the program. this is april camp for myanmar refugees on the thai border. they have high hopes for their country's democratic reforms. maintenance for agricultural machines and computer skills are two of the subjects. the go
Feb 26, 2013 6:00am PST
bangladesh and other neighboring countries without permission. the government does not recognize them as its nationals. uda decided not to write a description of this photo, fearing that the government might ban the book. uda visits a mosque with his new book. he wants to know what muslims here think of the people who share the same faith. >> do you know any rohingyas here? >> maybe a little bit. i can't say -- >> i see, okay. >> translator: i'd be glad if my book helps people learn. there are so many different ethnic groups in the country. i hope they will see it's possible for different groups to live together. >> reporter: uda says he plans to continue taking photographs of people in all corners of the country. >>> and that wraps up our bulletin. i'm patchari raksawong in bangkok. >>> lovers of culture have a new item on their radar, a new kabuki theater has just been unveiled in downtown tokyo. architects built a replica within the new 29-story structure and were careful to recon structure its facade. a ritual prayer was given to open the building. luminaries mingled after the ceremony.
Feb 3, 2013 5:30am PST
destroyed after a sudden fire in bangladesh. firefighters took one hour to bring the blaze under control. israeli police fired tear gas at palestinian protesters in the occupied west bank. demonstrators set up tents in different areas of the territory in an effort to stop the building of a settlement. israel said that their army only responded after the soldiers were attacked by palestinians throwing stones. rebels have agreed to hold talks in china following months of heavy fighting in the north of the country. so far they have failed to reach any kind of truce. france is now one step closer to wreak -- to legalizing same-sex marriage. they voted to drop the legal language that required marriage to be between two people of the opposite sex. protests have been held in paris against the move. it will need to hit the french senate before getting through. the gay community in taiwan is pushing the government to legalize same-sex marriage, saying it could lead to a rise in a rights in asia. >> following tradition has always been important, but equally important has been the need to be open a
Feb 5, 2013 5:30am PST
could be very difficult. >> in bangladesh a war crimes tribunal has sentenced the leader of the main party to crimes -- with crimes against humanity. he was a senior member of the [indiscernible] party that sided with pakistan during the war of liberation. other former party members were sentenced to death last month. more evidence presented in the case of five men accused of gang rape and murder in new delhi. prosecutors showed evidence in the case, it has led to massive protests for women's rights in india and if convicted the men could face the death penalty. nepal is joining a number of countries urging a presidentship document with a category of third gender, people who wish to be identified as either male or female and is being hailed as a victory for sexual minorities in the country. we have the report from katmandu. >> jody is neither a man or woman. born a male, he wants to be identified as a woman trapped in a man's body. her old pictures bear no resemblance to her current self. >> any aspect of life where i have to show my identity card becomes complicated. i recently trie
Feb 13, 2013 5:30am PST
that has unfolded before our eyes. >> protestors have been fighting police in bangladesh's capital once again. demonstrators from the largest islamic party marched through the city, setting fire to buses and attacking other vehicles. police fired rubber bullets. several people were injured protest. as are demanding an end to trials stemming from the war of independence in 1971. police in bonn have arrested a man convicted -- police in the u.s. territory of guam have arrested a man who killed a group of people, most of them japanese tourists. he allegedly hit six people with his car and stabbed eight others. a coalition government in tunisia is expected to be formed in the next few days. that's despite the alliance falling apart. the country is facing a political crisis after the assassination of an opposition politician last week. even a new government may not be able to help unify the deep political divisions. >> it is the latest dispute among a coalition beset by division. the leader of the coalition is now distancing himself from the party. he accuses the group of sidelining its alli
Feb 15, 2013 7:00pm PST
. -- accidentally crossed the line of control. at least four people have died during more unrest in bangladesh over war crimes tribunal. supporters of the islamic party clashed with police. they say a life sentence given to one of their leaders was politically motivated. they have been -- there have been larger demonstrations in support of the trial. >> the seaside town, the scene of the latest confrontation between police and supporters of the largest islamic party. several people were killed after it -- officers said they opened fire on the protesters after they were shot at. they do appear to show that the crisis surrounding the controversial war crimes tribunal is far from over. these people say all life term handed out on february 5 was too harsh. the charges are politically motivated. in the capital, and other big protest was held to declare the sentence was too lenient. these bangladeshis' want him executed. >> it is a very divisive issue. the verdict has caused protests from both sides. people feel it was not harsh enough. >> a prominent blogger had been at the rally who was later found kil
Feb 16, 2013 2:00pm PST
against the media has gone unchecked. the prime minister of bangladesh has indicated she'd support a ban on the country's largest islamic political party. the comments comes as tens of thousands join the funeral of an anti-islamic blogger who was murdered, found dead outside his home on friday. demonstrators suspect he was killed for sending out of the party, calling for the execution of the party's leaders. it appears al qaeda left a vital document behind in mali that gives incite into the workings of the organization. inside a building in timbuktu, reporters found a leader signed by their senior commander in africa outlining al qaeda's plans to conquer northern mali and reveals divisions in the organization. britain, france and germany, all say they want an international law to prevent multinationals from avoiding millions of dollars in taxes. the issue has topped the agenda at a meeting of g20 finance leaders in moscow. >> g20 finance ministers arriving in moscow have set themselves an ambitious agenda, rewriting glo
Feb 24, 2013 8:00am EST
as much as possible. >> why is he being stopped? he tells me he is from bangladesh and he has been here eight months and lives nearby. 77,000ice have detained people like this in the past six months. and sent 4000 to detention centers to await deportation. mohammed was one of them. asleep when they came. 20 or 30 policeman to pick up five migrants. they take you to the police station and then the court and a transfer you directly to the camp. >> there was no hearing? >> there was no justice. i did not understand anything. why? >> they took him to a detention center, a former military camp. death or the fatherland says the far right graffiti on the wall. this is the camp where mohammed was taken. filming is technically not allowed. up idea was by rounding immigrants and detaining them in the things -- in places like that, it would deter others. no journalists have been allowed to film inside, but while mohammed was there, of visitors secretly took these shots. -- a visitors secretly took the shots. >> the conditions are very bad. the meals are not good. no blankets, and no hot showers, o
Feb 10, 2013 8:00am PST
pinpointed is bangladesh >> bangladesh rightly so, they could have their land area destroyed. and bigger cities even flooded out with tens of millions of people will have nowhere to go. it is one of the poorest countries in the world. india could perhaps have its own problems and also tried to emigrate people from bangladesh these displaced people is what we have not seen it. we of not seeing displacement of the population on this scale. >> we saw that polar bear photograph tell us about that. >> the ice at the polar section is melting. that means rising seas with faster attemptemperatures changing. and that is something that we do not have control over. it is a specially an epidemic in antarctica. and if these rise with 1 m we are not ready for that. >> are we beyond the concern of that it is happening or is it a scientific now mumbo jumbo? >> we're trying to move back and beyond that argument. people are somewhat in the nile but some people are doing about it. whether or not humans have caused it but that does not lead us to policy solutions. >> if the u.s. government is not to join an
Feb 3, 2013 11:00pm PST
they will have in the years ahead has yet to be seen. >> of fire has burned through a slum in bangladesh. more than 500 people have been made homeless after the blaze. nobody was killed. the government announced it will carry out an investigation into how it started. muslims in pakistan's province say they are being hunted while authorities look the other way. last month more than 100 people were killed in a series of bombings. from the provincial capital we have this report. >> for these men there are no words, yet this community warns this time it is for a police officer shot for being a muslim. each of the men have been shot fo. in a community of 800,000, and there is a big figure, and every month the violence continues. on january 10, massive bomb blast ripped through the streets killing over 100 people. 86 people have been found, and their bodies have been buried, but 17 are still missing. locals say they will never find them, but their bodies are disbursed far too wide. they are rebuilding, but it is felt in the community. they gather for our camera. two generations united in grief. last
Feb 24, 2013 11:00pm PST
. there have been more strikes and protests in bangladesh. >> it's a protest against a protest. they have the nainlwide strike -- main streak strikes. they are leading a campaign in favor of capital punishment. [speaking foreign language] this is a strike for all the muslims in the world. but i can guarantee they're not against the muslims. try religious protests. at least four people were killed. a protest led by the blog verse been held for nearly three weeks. they do want their freedom. the tro zestors was set up as a secular state. >> i believe the celebration warrant it. i believe that the people who killed millions of people during 1975 has to be tried. i believe in the party -- and all of its other forces >> she said government condone inside. no problem ganda. the problem lipe lines in the fact that most of those acused of war crimes are associated with lely jouse party. sbr the government is drib ratly targeting the opposition. >> a new conservative president's next month. 57% of the vote in the presidential run off line. he said these are foreign don errings. they have to be in
Feb 24, 2013 10:00am PST
class for young immigrants from bangladesh. smith is a former bond trader on wall street who left business to attend seminary. he now interns at the historic abyssinian baptist church in harlem. he says visits like this enhance his faith practice. >> learning the scriptures is important in many walks of faith, and it's a struggle for me a sunday school teacher. but to see kids dedicated to studying the scriptures on a saturday afternoon is inspiring. >> reporter: carnes encourages his freelancer reporters to practice a philosophy of journalism he calls "sympathetic objectivity." >> we start off with sympathy right up front. we do move to objectivity, but we tell our reporters, who are from all different walks of faith, as long as you do that, you can write, cover anybody you want. >> reporter: carnes is open about the fact that he's an evangelical christian. but he denies that "a journey" is a covert effort to convert people. he says the project has affected his own practice. >> i think i've had a really a spiritual transformation. i still am a believer in jesus and, you know, an
Feb 7, 2013 6:00am EST
of sir and the cab driver is expected to be ok. >> checking news around the nation -- a bangladesh native is accused of blowing up the federal reserve and he will be in court this morning. he is expected to plead guilty for taking part in that plot set up by federal authorities with an undercover sting operation. they say he drove a truck filled with what he thought was explosives to the entrance and tried to detonate the bomb. >> federal investigators are expected to say more about what led to a battery fires on two boeing 787's. they said lithium ion batteries are not unsafe for airlines but they need safeguards. the faa is allowing boeing to move the dreamliner from texas to washington state in the airline says it is taking a plane out of service for the rest of this month. >> preparations are underway in new england for a major winter storm. >> we dodged a bullet last year and maybe it is time for us to pay the piper and now. >> people in rhode island and other states were stocking up on food and other supplies. they could get as much as two feet of snow this weekend. road crews are p
Feb 3, 2013 11:00pm EST
? what...? it's common knowledge, the fakirs of bangladesh can meditate their circulatory systems to a virtual standstill. this man was shot in the head so that his scrubs wouldn't be stained with blood. he took them, pointed his stolen gun at whoever he needed to, walked out the front door. that's how he left. i would certainly like to know where ennis is going, and what he intends to do with his newfound freedom. not sure if this is going to be any help. yo. ennis left a message behind. (doors squeaking) "shedir." it's a star. the traditional name for alpha cassiopeia, the southernmost star of the cassiopeia constellation. no clue what he's trying to tell us, but our partners are chewing on it. partners? it's a serial case. the fbi is here, too. i came to understand howard ennis as well as any suspect i've pursued. what's she doing here? she's the profiler who nailed ennis the first time around. kathryn drummond. makes sense that the bureau wants her to run point for them. man: captain, call for you. you know her? we worked together when an american serial killer came to london.
Feb 13, 2013 6:00pm PST
to rise. it's going to spread like a tsunami around the word. 25 million in bangladesh. this has never happened before, that on one day, all around the world, this many people will stand up and say no to violence against women and girls. and not just women doing it, there are women and men and boys and girls. labor leaders, presidents, the queen mother, the dalai lama, the united nations, the french parliament. it's all over the world it's happening. >> so when you say rise up, you mean what, demonstrate or dance or? >> no, dance. i'm sorry, dancing. dancing is the opposite of violence. dancing makes your heart expand. it's full of love. it's empowering. you take up space. you express yourself. so people all around the world are in fact dancing in the streets. mtv tomorrow in new york has asked everyone from their office to go out into times square to publicize it. i was just in berlin, and all of these magazines are telling their journalists, go out in the street and dance. there is a specific dance that's been choreographed by debbie allen, but people can do anything they want, dance
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Feb 21, 2013 1:00am PST
. third world countries like bangladesh, that type of thing. and this is his way of doing it. he got attention. he was hoping to get at least $10,000 donated to by the end of march. >> bill: just 10,000? >> well, he aimed low, but they've already received -- >> bill: when he says that $25 can do this, what exactly does this organization want to do? do they want to build reservoirs? >> they want to raise awareness so they can build, they can give water to the thirsty people, clean drinking water. >> bill: you would have to, in a place like bang will a dish, for example, you would have to build a whole infrastructure -- >> that's what they want to do. >> bill: that's almost impossible. >> it's little things at a time of the incremental things. look, if he wasn't sitting this doing -- >> bill: it will be cheaper to send everybody cartons of pole and spring. >> that's what organization are for. >> bill: we asked him to come on the program and he's considering it. i hope he does. this is a very important issue here. but i got to know what exactly they want to do because to creat
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Feb 3, 2013 7:00pm PST
killed. bangladesh. flames burning through a shanty town. panicked people hurrying to save their belongings. firefighters worked to put out the fire. no deaths reported. but wire told more than 500 people lost their homes. italy. a flight landing off the runway at rome's main airport. the rough touchdown due to strong winds. a flight attendant and four passengers on the romanian airliner were injured. one with a fractured leg. brazil. a midnight vigil one week after a nightclub fired killed 237 people. [chanting] >> harris: thousands of friends and relatives of victims holding ago mass in the town of santa maria, remembering the dead as well as those still in critical condition. police saying the fire likely started when a ban set off flares during a performance. that's a wrap on this fox trip around the world in 80 seconds. >> when our soldiers are not active in combat, they still need to be battle-ready some of our troops are finding a new way to train between tours of duty. michelle splansz. explains. >> this isn't your typical military mission. it's laser tag. and the c
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Feb 3, 2013 10:00pm EST
and grenades. they tried to break into the building but were killed. bangladesh. flames burning through a shanty town. panicked people hurrying to save their belongings. firefighters worked to put out the fire. no deaths reported. but wire told more than 500 people lost their homes. italy. a flight landing off the runway at rome's main airport. the rough touchdown due to strong winds. a flight attendant and four passengers on the romanian airliner were injured. one with a fractured leg. brazil. a midnight vigil one week after a nightclub fired killed 237 people. [chanting] >> harris: thousands of friends and relatives of victims holding ago mass in the town of santa maria, remembering the dead as well as those still in critical condition. police saying the fire likely started when a ban set off flares during a performance. that's a wrap on this fox trip around the world in 80 seconds. >> when our soldiers are not active in combat, they still need to be battle-ready some of our troops are finding a new way to train between tours of duty. michelle splansz. explains. >> this isn't your typ
Feb 5, 2013 1:00pm PST
and joins al qaeda or goes to afghanistan and joined al qaeda or goes to bangladesh or india or any of these other nations, they in effect by volition of their own action are inviting that kind of attack? >> you can make the argument. what i think is most important here is that these decisions are reviewed and that there is generally a high standard before any action is taken and that those standards are reviewed as well. we have a lot of secret things that our government does through the cia and special forces, but the theory here is that the executive branch is not allowed to do it on its own, that there's at least oversight from congress. and in the past we've known, the new jersey committees -- intell committees on the hill have always been lap dogs and not watch dogs. the memo that we see today doesn't have anything along those lines, and to me that's the most worrisome because we can come up here with different hypothetical scenarios and argue whether they justify use of drones or not, but i want someone who actually is doing this and reviewing this on a day-to-day basis. >> o
Feb 15, 2013 8:00am PST
history. protest sites included australia, johannesburg, syria, tokyo, bangladesh, hong kong, puerto rico, brazil, even the south pole. at least half a million rallied in new york city alone 10 years ago. the u.s.-led invasion of iraq would begin just over a month later. and those are some of the headlines. this is "democracy now!,", the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman with juan gonzalez. >> welcome to all our listeners and viewers from around the country and around the world. medical examiners in california say they have positively identified the body of former los angeles police officer christopher dorner, the man authorities say killed four people over the past two weeks in a campaign of terror against the lapd. dorner's body was found in the burned out ruins of a california mountain cabin, ending the most extensive manhunt in california's history. dorner was chased into the cabin on tuesday afternoon and it's a massive gun battle in which one san bernadino county deputy was killed and another badly wounded. police said the first -- the first shot conventional te
Feb 3, 2013 5:00pm PST
. at this point, no group has claimed responsibility for the attack. >> >> in bangladesh, devastation and heart ache as fire ripped through ushanty town outskirts of the capital. leaving an estimated 500 people homeless. firefighters say it took two hours to put out the flames. in all, 200 homes destroyed. no reports of any injuries from the fire the cause of the fire still under investigation. >> >> in london, police used a taser to subdue a man holding two knives outside of buckingham palace. the man has not been identified and it's not clear why he was holing the knives. witnesses say the police acted quickly and hundred says of tourists in the area remained calm. >> >> you tube video posted by a little girl from antioch quickly becoming a huge hit. it features a small rocket lifting hello kitty as she launched into the atmosphere with a weather balloon. this was a science project. the rocket plunged back to earth. rojas found it in a tree. the video has been viewed now by more than 83,000 people in just one week. >> >> all right, our superbowl coverage continues, right after the break. we'l
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over india, thousands rising in the philippines, bangladesh and afghanistan. i just got an amazing email from egypt where women are rising every they did their first flash mob in mogadishu. it is incredible what is happening. >> eve, you spent some time in december in india following the horrific gang rape of a 23-year- old medical student. could you talk about that incident both in india and the impact around the world for building support for the movement of the 1 billion rising? >> yes. i think the gang rape and murder of josi was a horrific incident of a huge turning point in india and the world. in my lifetime, i have never seen anything like that, were sexual violence broke through continents and on the front page of every paper every day the center of college students discussions come in a restaurant you went to in. there are fast tracking laws, looking at sexual education, patriarchy and masculinity and how that leads to sexual violence. one of the great things happening everywhere i have been is the involvement of men. i seen so many men getting involved or not perpetrator
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closed. >>> new this morning, rescue crews in bangladesh are searching for missing passengers after a ferry collided with another ship sending 100 people into the water. the ferry capsized after the accident. local villagers helped to rescue people. ferry accidents are common because they're overcrowded. >>> investigating how an amtrak train fatally collided with a pedestrian. this happened around 7:00 last night on the tracks between backlick road and the beltway in alexandria. the train was coming from new york heading to new orleans. none of the 226 passengers on the train was injured. however, the accident left a vre train stopped just south of alexandria. passengers had to be loaded on to buses. >>> 16 after the hour. we're waiting for word from boeing about when it will start test flights on the 787 dreamliners. the faa gave the company permission to do those tests as it tries to fix problems with the plane's lithium-ion batteries. boeing can only fly the 787s over unpopulated areas. the faa still won't allowed dreamliners to be used for passenger flights until it is sure the
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